Event Detail

Event Type: 
Probability Seminar
Date/Time: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 07:00
Location: 
Kidder 350

Speaker Info

Abstract: 

I will discuss the Fisher-Kolmogorov equation (a nonlinear, reaction-diffusion equation) and present a simple probabilistic argument using branching Brownian motion and Jensen's inequality that shows how its solutions may blow up in finite time.